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    Default What does relief can be granted mean?

    I have been looking up some lawsuits and found many motions to dismiss, and grants, for "fail[ing] to state a claim upon which relief can be granted". What does this mean?

    I have tried to look it up and I keep getting other cases that have the same wording...but i cant seem to decipher what it actually means, or the extent.

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    It means the defendant tries to show the court that the plaintiff does
    not have a "valid" claim (the plaintiff fails to state a claim upon which
    relief can be granted) & defendant tries to get the case dismissed.

    Some examples - there is no law to support plaintiff's claim; there is
    an absence of facts sufficient to make a good claim; when some fact
    disclosed in the complaint defeats plaintiff's claim/complaint.
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